Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley underwent a “routine medical procedure” on Wednesday his office confirmed.
Bentley’s press office said the procedure was for “atrial fibrillation” and is expected to return to work right away.
“This morning, Governor Bentley briefly underwent a common, routine procedure for atrial fibrillation,” a press statement read. “Governor Bentley is feeling well and there are no serious medical concerns. The Governor is expected to return to work right away and he is continuing to work on key legislation such as the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative. He looks forward to continuing his work with other governors on the Repeal and Replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and working hard for the people of our state. “
According to heart.org an atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF, “is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.”
According to the site, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib.
No further details about Bentley’s underlying medical condition have been released.